DEKRA continues to expand its product testing portfolio in the Far East. In Shanghai (Jiading), DEKRA has now opened a new laboratory for testing automotive components and materials. The focus is the growing demand for safe wireless components for the Internet of Vehicles (IoV) and safe electromobility.
"Thanks to strategic acquisitions, internal growth and professional services, DEKRA has risen up to become one of the world's leading testing, inspection and certification organizations," said Stefan Kölbl, Chairman of the Management Boards of DEKRA e.V. and DEKRA SE, at the opening ceremony in Shanghai on October 12, 2016. "In the last two years alone, we have commissioned 15 new laboratories around the world and created a substantial network, because safety is a basic human need all over the world."
The laboratory in the Jiading district of Shanghai is one of the biggest investments in the course of DEKRA's organic growth and offers various high-tech testing services under one roof, with a particular focus on the high-growth automotive industry. These services include chemical tests and material identification, safety tests and certification, tests of electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) as well as reliability testing and fault analysis.
The laboratory in Shanghai fits into DEKRA's strategy of being present at the innovation hubs and on the growth markets of the Asia-Pacific region with its own test facilities. As recently as this summer, DEKRA opened an IoT laboratory in Linkou in Taiwan. This laboratory offers a broad range of testing and certification services with an eye toward the computer, consumer goods and also the automotive industries.
DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for more than 90 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world's leading expert organizations. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group's operating business. In 2015, DEKRA generated sales totalling
approximately 2.7 billion Euros. The company currently employs more than 37,000 people in more than 50 countries on all five continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work. The vision for the company's 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe world.
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